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    Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute Nouveau 5-Piece Set

    I just posted this in the Craigslist thread. Killer set. I want it!
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    EBAY/CRAIGSLIST, B.I.N. AND OTHER SITES FOR MODERN DRUMS !

    Amazing 5 piece Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute Nouveau, $1500...pick up in Grand Rapids MI. Cool finish. Embossed Blue Lacquer. Not mine. Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute Nouveau...
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    Wanted: hub caps

    Hi guys, looking for Z Customs. 14 hats, 18 crash, 22 ride. Thanks!
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    Wtd: 22” Istanbul Mehmet Horacio Hernandez “El Negro” Flat Ride

    Thanks guys! Looking for the flat ride version.
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    Wtd: kit with 20” kick

    Passing this info on. Thanks.
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    Wtd: kit with 20” kick

    Thanks, I think the Pork Pie is a bit out of his budget. Nice sounding kit though.
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    Wtd: kit with 20” kick

    He’s looking for a modern build
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    Wtd: kit with 20” kick

    Hi guys, a friend of mine is looking for a kit with a 20” kick drum.
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    Zildjian 22 K Custom Dry Complex Ride

    Got a friend looking for a 22 KCDC. Gen I or II. Thanks!
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    Zildjian K set plus a sabian splash

    This is a nice set of cymbals at a very fair price.
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    yamaha maple custom versus absolute

    I will look tomorrow and send pics! Sorry Tom.
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    yamaha maple custom versus absolute

    Same sizes, same heads and tuned with a Tune-bot. You’d be shocked how similar they sound. I got a Beech floor tom to sound just like my maple custom. As I said, slight variation in sustain...with maple producing more than the Beech.
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    yamaha maple custom versus absolute

    One more thing: I haven’t A/B tested the MCA vs MC, but I’d assume they are identical in sound. For example, I’ve A/B tested the old Beech Customs with my MCs and posted video results on DFO. Beech has slightly less sustain, but that’s it.
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    yamaha maple custom versus absolute

    I have a rock configuration MC kit as well as a jazz MC kit, both in natural gloss maple with gold hardware. They are highly collectible for a couple reasons: they were marketed as the flagship kit for many years even thru the late 90s/early-mid 2000s when Yamaha pivoted to the MCAs (I also...
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